Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier, Manchester
Expona Control, Polyflor’s ground breaking new flooring concept has been installed at the prestigious Slattery Patisserie and Chocolatier. Developed for use in busy commercial areas, Expona Control is the first flooring product of its type, combining the design benefits of a Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) with the sustainable slip resistance of an HSE compliant safety floor. Installed by Manchester based Winton Flooring, over 300m2 of Expona Control’s Cambrian Stone featured in the renovation of the ground floor. John Slattery, owner of the business comments “Due to the heavy footfall we experience and the climate in the North West of England, we required a design-led flooring with sustainable slip resistance to ensure the safety of my customers and staff. Expona Control was the obvious choice”.
Expona Control is fully HSE compliant, offering the same slip resistance specification as Polyflor’s market-leading Polysafe ranges. The slip resistance is sustainable for the guaranteed life of the product due to its achievement of 36+ in the pendulum wet test and 20 microns of surface roughness. The enhanced wear layer creates a rougher, harder friction surface to ‘bite’ into the sole of footwear, resulting in the necessary durability and underfoot safety required of the flooring. Furthermore, once Expona Control is installed and maintained correctly, the slip resistance commonly improves over time. A clean floor is a safer floor, and the incorporation of Polyflor’s PUR technology provides an easier regime for maintenance staff and a reduced need for energy, power, water and chemical consumption.
Developed for use in commercial areas which receive a high level of traffic, Expona Control is the first flooring product to marry the design benefits of traditional LVT with safety flooring. The range boasts 14 designs combining neutral stones and popular woodgrains; suitable for any purpose or design-led installation where safety is paramount. Contrary to traditional safety flooring, Expona Control is complemented with a range of inlay strips which allows for countless design possibilities. Tiles and planks from the wood and stone collections can also be installed side-by-side to delineate rooms and create zonal areas.